Dalhausser/Lucena Have Strong Day One Win At World Tour Finals

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 24th, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach


Day one of the 2017 World Tour Finals has come to a close with a number of men’s teams topping their pools with strong performances. These duos are competing for a share of the $800,000 prize, with the winner taking home $100,000 in prize money to share.

Winning their day one matches in Pool A are Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst. Both of these winning pairs took down Spain’s Pablo Herra/Adrian Gavira who struggled on the first day of play.

Pool A Results

  • Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) def. Herrera/Gavira (ESP) 2-0, (21-19, 21-13)
  • Doppler/Horst (AUT) def. Herrera/Gavira (ESP) 2-1, (18-21, 21-17, 15-13)

Pool B saw victories from USA’s Theo Brunner/Casey Patterson as well as Russia’s Nikita Liamin/Viacheslav Krasilnikov. Brunner/Patterson began the tournament with a win over Brazil’s Andre Loyola/Evandro Goncalves but fell to the Russian duo.

Pool B Results

  • Brunner/Patterson (USA) def. Andre/Evandro (BRA) 2-1, (21-18, 16-21, 15-13)
  • Krasilnikov/Liamin (RUS) def. Brunner/Patterson (USA) 2-1, (18-21, 21-17, 15-10)

In Pool C, Jonathan Erdmann/Armin Dollinger opened up play with a win in front of their home crowd while Bartosz Losiak/Piotr Kantor of Poland also won their match on day one, both taking down Brazil’s Saymon Santos/Alvaro Filho.

Pool C Results

  • Dollinger/Erdmann (GER) def. Alvaro/Saymon (BRA) 2-1, (21-15, 19-21, 15-13)
  • Losiak/Kantor (POL) def. Alvaro/Saymon (BRA) 2-0, (22-20, 21-16)

Taking wins in Pool D are Markus Bockermann/Lorenz Schumann in from of their home crowd, along with Paolo Nicoli/Daniele Lupo as they both took down Canada’s Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk.

Pool D Results

  • Bockermann/Schumann (GER) def. Saxton/Schalk (CAN) 2-1, (20-22, 21-13, 15-11)
  • Nicolai/Lupo (ITA) def. Saxton/Schalk (CAN) 2-0, (21-17, 21-15)

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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